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Why does the hull of a ship contain a large volume of air?
March 19, 2010 8:38PM
The shape of the ships hull causes the ship to displace a greater volume of water then a solid piece of steel with the same mass. A ship displaces a volume of water equal in weight to the submerged portion of the ship. Hope this helps!
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Usually the hull of a ship contains a large volume of air why?
Asked in Science, Chemistry, Acids and Bases
Why does a large steel ship float while a small pebble sinks?
The fact that a large steel ship will float is because of its shape. The ship displaces a huge volume of water equal to the volume of the submerged part of the hull. If the mass of the ship is less than the mass of the displaced water, the ship will not sink any lower so long as water is unable to enter the submerged portion of the hull. The mass of a pebble is more than the mass of the water it displaces, so the pebble sinks.
Asked in Engineering, Weight and Mass
How do you weigh a ship?
A useful method, though indirect, is to calculate the submerged volume of the hull. The water that this volume displaces is the weight of the ship. Take care that you use the correct value for water density, which varies both with salinity, and temperature. You probably need detail drawings or a good hull model to make this estimate convincing.
Asked in Science, Physics, Large Ships
How do large ships float?
The phenomenon of buoyancy keeps large ships (and small ones) afloat. By building a strong hull and including sufficient volume within it, when it is placed in water, it will begin to sink. But it will only sink until it displaces a volume of water equal to the mass of the ship. At that point, the buoyancy of the water will keep it afloat.
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What is the main body of a ship called?
Asked in Physics, Large Ships
Tell how the volume of water displaced by a ship relates to the mass of cargo the ship can carry?
What does gross tonnage on a ship mean?
Gross Tonnage (GT) refers to the volume of all ship's enclosed spaces (from keel to funnel) measured to the outside of the hull framing. Net tonnage (NT) is based on a calculation of the volume of all cargo spaces of the ship. It indicates a vessel's earning space and is a function of the moulded volume of all cargo spaces of the ship.
What part of the ship starts h?